Damage Control Ophthalmology
In order to facilitate communication between ophthalmic specialists, a common vocabulary is required. In this chapter, we describe the accepted nomenclature developed by the University of Alabama Birmingham and adopted by International Ocular Trauma Society, to describe eye trauma. The calculation of the ocular trauma score (OTS) and its use will be described and the basic tenets of damage control ophthalmology will be discussed.
KeywordsTerminology Perforation Penetration Rupture Ocular trauma score
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